Latest by Christina Bruni

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Learning to meditate and live in the moment has been found to be good for your mental and physical health. Here are ways to start.

Reducing Schizophrenia Meds

A recent study noted the benefits of reducing medication for some schizophrenia patients. Here is a recap of the findings.

Tips for Finding a Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding your match, as well as ways to get the most out of therapy. Read more.

5 Tips for Diabetes Management for Schizophrenia Patients

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in individuals with schizophrenia who take atypical medications. The biggest culprits in the poundage war are clozapine (Clozaril) and olanzapine (Zyprexa). Along with other factors like inactivity and increased cigaret...

The Schizophrenia and Cat Ownership Link

Past studies have shown a connection between growing up with cats and developing mental illness. Here is what current research tells us.

3 Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

This month’s SharePost is about schizophrenia and anxiety. A significant number of individuals diagnosed with this illness also have co-occurring anxiety. Emotional symptoms include trouble focusing, irritability, restlessness, depression. Physical s...

Top 3 Healthy Schizophrenia Recovery Habits

The three habits of courage, adaptability, and hard work served me well in recovery and could serve you well too: Courage Courage is a rudimentary ability to persist in the face of an unknown future or potential risk. It isn’t easy to confront the tr...

Schizophrenia News: May 2015

This SharePost will be a roundup of the latest schizophrenia news linked to my own observations on the topic. Genetic imbalance The theory has long been held that schizophrenia can be caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. One ...

3 Tips About Warm Weather and Schizophrenia

All hail the warm weather! We’re coming out of what was, for a lot of us, an arctic chill-filled snowy daze. With the change in the season, I wanted to revisit some strategies for managing schizophrenia through this transition. While the title refers ...

What to Do When You Hear Voices

Hearing voices doesn’t just affect those living with schizophrenia. It can happen to anyone with changes in a certain region of the brain. Here are some ways to cope.